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Summer is Here – Some Practical Tips on Insuring Your Pleasure Craft

Insuring your pleasure craft is good common sense.  Most vessel owners have coverage or if you have just bought a vessel are looking for coverage. As a pleasure craft owner, you should be aware that all policies are not created equal. Generally vessel insurance is separated into two parts; hull insurance and protection and indemnity […]

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Before Heading out on the water – Licensing or Registering Your Pleasure Craft

As Canadian pleasure craft owners know, their vessels must be either licensed or registered in accordance with the rules and requirements set out in the Canada Shipping Act and its corresponding regulations.  Some vessels are required to be registered, such as commercial watercraft while other types of vessels may be either registered or licensed.  What […]

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HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR MEDICAL/REHABILITATION BENEFITS

You sustained injuries in a car accident. You call your insurance company and they take your information. Next thing you know, you receive a package in the mail with many forms inside it that you are “required” to fill out. This can be a very overwhelming process, especially if your injuries have affected your abilities […]

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Proving Psychological Damages In a Personal Injury Claim

You have been injured in an accident that is not your fault yet you have no physical injuries. You do however have ongoing emotional or psychological issues. Do you have to have a recognizable psychiatric illness in order to be compensated for your issues? Do you have to have doctor show that you meet a […]

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How to Submit a Property Damage Claim

Insurance Lawyers Provide Tips for Submitting a Thorough Property Damage Claim to Your Insurance Company If your property has been damaged, there are steps you can take to ensure the claim to your insurance company will process properly. Every detail counts in a property damage claim, so make sure to keep accurate and detailed records […]

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Accidents On Personal Property

What To Do If You’ve Been Injured On Someone Else’s Property Occupier’s liability is a well-established principle of law. It’s common practice that owners of property and others who have control of property, such as landlords or tenants, are held accountable for accidents and injuries that occur on their property. It’s a subject accident lawyers […]

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DAVID BERTSCHI FEATURED SPEAKER AT SYMPOSIUM

Bertschi Orth Solicitors and Barristers LLP is pleased to announce that our founding partner, David Bertschi a pre-eminent trial counsel in Insurance, cross-border and catastrophic litigation, is honoured to be a featured speaker at the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators Symposium on “Chronic Pain”, this September 30th in Toronto.  Should you wish to receive a […]

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Tips for Handling Property Damage Claims

How To Deal With Property Damage, Insurance Claims, And When To Seek An Insurance Lawyer Property damage claims can be complicated by the nature of the loss, the party who caused the damage and the various coverages provided under your insurance policy. Additionally, insurers generally require a completed proof of loss and numerous supporting documents […]

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Debbie Orth Featured Speaker At Symposium This Fall

Personal Injury Lawyer And Founding Partner To Speak At Symposium On Chronic Pain Bertschi Orth Solicitors and Barristers LLP is very pleased to announce that our founding partner and distinguished Insurance trial counsel, Debbie Orth, who is recognized as a preeminent lawyer in the field Accident Benefits and Motor Vehicle Litigation in the province of […]

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Active use of a vehicle is not a strict requirement for meeting the definition of “accident.”

Economical Mutual Insurance Co. v. Caughy, decided March 24, 2016 Active use of a vehicle is not a strict requirement for meeting the definition of “accident.” Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court) This case arises out of an accident which occurred at a trailer park. The Plaintiff, was playing a game of tag with […]

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